Smile Coffee Werks Launches First Commercially Compostable Coffee Pods

Smile Coffee Werks has unveiled the first-of-its-kind compostable coffee pods made from renewable raw materials with over a 12-month shelf life. The patented technology utilizes a plant based, BPA-free cup and top, creating a commercially compostable coffee product; a seamless fit for waste-conscious consumers, private labels, retailers and hospitality groups alike.

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Smile Coffee Werks is available for purchase at (Photo: Smile Coffee Werks)

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The pods are compatible with Nespresso® classic style coffee makers, BPI-certified and commercially compostable in 12 weeks. Made from renewable plant-based products, the pods are the first carbon neutral, single step disposal product to hit the market. Smile Coffee Werks is available for purchase at in compatible 100% Arabica Espresso pods (24 count, $15.99). Smile plans to unveil Keurig® compatible K-Cups® in spring 2020.

“Single serve coffee is hugely popular and convenient, but creates tremendous waste to our environment,” says Michael Sands, Co-Founder of Smile Coffee Werks. “Coffee consumers can now purchase commercially compostable products, a guilt-free way to enjoy your daily cup of joe.”

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Smile Coffee Werks is a registered trademark of Smile Beverage Werks, PBC. Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Nestlé. Keurig and K-Cups® are registered trademarks of Keurig Dr Pepper. Smile Beverage Werks is not connected or associated in any way with Nespresso®, Nestlé, Keurig® or Keurig Dr Pepper.

About Smile Coffee Werks
Smile Coffee Werks, a brand of Smile Beverage Werks, PBC, develops and manufactures responsibly sourced, commercially compostable single use coffee pods. Developed by serial entrepreneur Michael Sands and green construction expert Frank Schuster, Smile Coffee Werks produces the only commercially compostable, BPI certified Keurig® and Nespresso® compatible pods that do not require any additional film for shelf life or separation of lid, filter and grounds for disposal. Follow @smilebeveragewerks on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website to learn more.